Colour Responsible Policy

Barrie Stephen Hair follow a Colour Responsible Policy for the safety and peace of mind of our clients.


We use testing and screening to check suitability for the colouring products we provide.

You may choose either – AAT (Allergy Alert Test)
If it is your first colour with us – Make an appointment to attend the salon at least 48 hours before your appointment.

We will apply a small amount of colour formula to the inside of your elbow.

Leave for 48 hours, should you experience any signs of irritation, reddening, swelling, inflammation or itching please contact us. If you develop symptoms that make you unwell please contact a medical professional.

When you attend the salon we will observe the test site and ask you to complete a questionnaire.  Subsequent colour services may not require an AAT test subject to screening questions.

If it is 6 months since your last AAT with BSH please make an appointment 48 Hours before your Colour appointment so we may update your test.


Please register on the Colourstart website.

Answer the screening questions, buy and apply your Colourstart Patch.  Upload your results to your online passport.  Share your results with your BSH Salon – (we are registered with Colourstart).

Once you have created your passport and completed your first test, subsequent colour treatments require you to answer the screening questions – testing with a Colourstart test may not be necessary unless something changes.

Your Colourstart Passport will confidentially store your records.

We advise you to speak to your stylist about what is best for you. All our stylists have been trained to test and screen for suitability for colour services. We have vast experience in safe colouring – you can be sure we only use the best products and invest in the most up to date practices. We take your safety and our work seriously.

When you visit a Barrie Stephen Salon you can have peace of mind that we are taking the best care of you and your hair.

We thank you for your co-operation in our preliminary procedures before your service with us.